Steber International – Australian Boat Building History

Steber International is a family owned business operating on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. The business was founded in 1946 originally producing timber clinker hull boats, Steber International changed to fiberglass (FRP) construction in 1959 and is considered as one of the pioneers in the construction of fibreglass vessels in Australia. The company has remained at the forefront of the industry and is now regarded as the premium manufacturer of commercial fibreglass vessels and composite components.

Operations were originally based in Brookvale, Sydney. The company relocated to their present position in 1974. The development and manufacture of larger vessels in the 70’s brought about a business decision to phase out the production of  run abouts, and produced solely pleasure and commercial vessels ranging from 6 metres to 15.8 metres.

In the 1990s the business diversified even more into the industrial composite industry with a commitment to continual improvement through research and development obtaining the latest technology.

The company prides itself on quality and customer service with a diverse highly skilled workforce qualified in ship and boat building, engineering, electrical, and composite technology. We operate within our integrated management system encompassing Quality Assurance to ISO9001, Occupational Health and Safety and Environment.

We are committed to environmental sustainability and as part of our passion for sustainability we have a program of constantly reducing waste, minimizing power consumption and engaging all our employees as part of the process.

The Steber manufacturing plant is on a 4 acre site with approximately 2 acres under cover. The facility has designated areas of composite manufacture, construction, fitout, engineering, sheet metal (stainless steel and aluminium) and internal cabinetry, furniture and upholstery manufacturing facilities.

Our core business of composite component manufacture is all undertaken in our climate controlled factory ensuring all laminating is carried out within humidity and temperature parameters allowing 24 hour production when required.

We believe in helping to develop our community and actively participate in industry groups. This is evident with Alan Steber being a Director of the Boating Industry Association and the Australian International Marine Export Group.

Steber Products

Steber Boats (Commercial)

Our company manufactures high quality, robust commercial and recreational motor vessels, ranging in size from 6.5 metres (20′) to 20 metres  LOA (65′) for commercial fishing, charter, patrol, sea rescue, medical support, surveillance and recreational use. All boats are individually designed and built to suit their purpose, with a quality of manufacture that ensures a long service life and the capability to put to sea when many other vessels need to return to port.

This manufacturing discipline guarantees a vessel of the highest structural integrity and safety while allowing a high level of customisation flexibility to incorporate client specific requirements.

Our Naval Architect and Marine Surveyor consult on each manufacturing project to ensure that each vessel meets or exceeds its design/use specification and that the client specific requirements are incorporated in the internal layout and configuration. This can include complete customisation of the flybridge, helms, saloon, galley, internal work areas, cabin, accommodation areas, cockpit and below deck storage areas.

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Steber Boats (Recreational)

The recreational fleet range in size from 6.7 metres (22′) to 20 metres LOA (65′). Vessels are ideally suited for personal recreational use, charter and leisure industry. Engineering excellence, quality finish, attention to detail, combined with the customer selection of decor and appointments, produce a boat to satisfy your practical requirements and personal style, while retaining exceptional resale value.

One of our key strengths is the manufacture of fiberglass sandwich cored boats which is superior to alloy boats for low maintenance, superior decorative finish, natural insulation in both hot and cold climate, does not conduct stray current and is less noisy.

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Steber Composite Products

Steber International were one of the pioneers in the construction of fibreglass vessels in Australia. The company has remained at the forefront of the industry and is now regarded as a premium manufacturer of Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) components.

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Steber Professional Services

Steber International are able to provide a range of professional services to the marine & composite industry, with an independent Naval Architect and Surveyor available for technical back-up and survey inspections.

Our backup customer service is second to none . We are considered the industry leader and are constantly resetting the benchmark giving us the leading edge over our competitors.

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Boat Refits

Repairs, maintenance and/or refits can be carried out on site, off site, on-slip or in factory premises by a skilled staff, to Quality Assurance Standards. Quotations or estimates can be provided upon request.

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